GSP / Carlos Condit / Nick Diaz isn’t the only triangle of stupidity going on at the moment in the UFC. There’s also Jon Jones / Rashad Evans / Dan Henderson. Hendo has been in the interesting position of playing back-up contender for Jon Jones just in case Rashad Evans lost to Phil Davis or was injured during their fight. Much was made of Dan allegedly turning down this fight or that in favor of sitting and waiting to see how the title situation would shake out. But now that Rashad is definitely fighting Jon Jones, it sounds like Dan is rearing to go:
“I don’t know what the plan is, but I’d fight whoever it is they think would be a good match-up. The problem is there’s really nobody right now who fits the bill for a title contention fight, that would make sense to fight me. I don’t know. Maybe I’d fight at a different weight class. I don’t know if they see anybody at heavyweight that would make sense? But I would prefer to fight someone in April or May. … Who do the fans want me to fight at heavyweight? I’d have to think about that. I don’t know who at heavyweight would even make sense. The heavyweights that are in title contention right now wouldn’t want to fight me. I don’t know who is out there, but I did let the UFC know I’d be open to that as well.”
Meanwhile, Lyoto Machida is waving his arms around going “Hey, halloooo! I am still alive!” That certainly seems like a more interesting fight than Hendo vs some heavyweight gatekeeper.